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Replacement o-ring for smith torch handle


#1

Hi all!

I think it had something to do with the ridiculous humidity that
day, but I was pulling out the torch top of my Smith Acetylene/air
torch and ripped one of the tiny black o-rings. I asked at the place
I get my gas exchanged if they had any replacement ones and he looked
at me like I was crazy. I looked in Rio to see if they offered
replacements, my next guess was to call around, but I figured I’d ask
here first. I can’t imagine I’d just have to buy a new torch tip,
seems such a waste!

Thanks so much

Beth Cyr


#2

Beth,

I’d contact Smith directly. They know their product. I’ve had to
call them in the past with questions and they’ve always been
courteous and helpful.

Best of luck,
Pam Farren
Newburyport, MA


#3

A easy source for o-rings is McMaster Carr (mcmaster.com). You will
need to measure your ripped o-ring, both cord diameter and the ring
diameter.

Norman Buck
Howling Studios


#4

Another post said go to Smith, not a bad idea. We have a good
hardware store nearby - not “big-box”. They carry o-rings of all
sizes. Torch o-rings are no mystery, they’re just o-rings. The trick
is getting just the right size.

http://www.donivanandmaggiora.com


#5

Thanks, I’ll try that first, otherwise, I have to get the smith
distributor to special order them, I’d rather just get them in town
if I could!

Thanks again
Beth


#6

Your local welding supply should have a full Smith catalog on hand.
My local has one thats about 6-8" thick. There oughta be a gasket
shown there.

Ed in Kokomo


#7
Another post said go to Smith, not a bad idea. We have a good
hardware store nearby - not "big-box". They carry o-rings of all
sizes. Torch o-rings are no mystery, they're just o-rings. The
trick is getting just the right size. 

We have one of those places just outside of Milwaukee… It’s a
Tru-Value…

They have twenty running feet, on two sides, I kid you not, of small
drawered racks, with just about anything hardware related one can
dream of…And you can buy onsies…

Need a cotter pin…? One…?

How about a metric bolt what fits the handlebars on your dirt bike,
Yamahaha DT360…?

1/2-13 jam nut so you can use (this is not recommended unless you
are desparate) that wrond sided motor arbor so it won’t undo itself
when you use it…?

They have lefty threads, too…

I buy normal stuff that the big box places carry from them, also…
Two-ton (aka jeweler’s) Devcon epoxy, butane for my butane
refillable torch (Bernz-O-Matic that I bought from them), propane
cylinders…

Don’t want them going away anytime soon…

Thing is…I can only walk into the place
periodically…otherwise a pocket drain… Last time I was in there
I discovered that they not only have modeler’s brass stock, but
stainless, as well…

Was looking for some packing for a faucet… And yep, they had
some…

Normally, I shop in a search and destroy mission mode at a retail
outlet… Get in, accomplish the mission, and get out…

But this place…

Gary W. Bourbonais
A.J.P. (GIA)

P.S. If you’re in WI, the place is Blair’s, just west of
Butler…but the addy is Menomonee Falls…

But be warned…